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  • Just a fun little assessment for students to keep them focused on keeping our classroom a FUNCTIONING creative space. ✨ I made this as part of an assignment I’m doing for @theartofed 💙 I’m looking forward to revisiting and reworking my classr...
  • Our #blackhistorymonth collaborative posters are up and lookin’ good! 😎 3rd, 4th and 5th grader’s were very proud of their accomplishments 💖 #francesdrakeartists
  • Kindergarten cuties were practicing drawing from observation during our creation stations 💝🖼
  • Cute 3rd Grade Valentine bags 💝
  • Another #blackhistorymonth poster going up! ✌🏾 This one was made by 3rd grade ❤️
  • Making a new clipboard gallery to share student artwork in our lobby 🌃🎨
  • 🖼 art club is working on making small canvas paintings to spell out our school name 🖼 a few are still in progress, but they’re coming out nicely ❤️
  • First of a few of our #blackhistorymonth collaborative posters. Art club put this one together to remember #drmartinlutherkingjr ❤️
  • lil’ reminder from one of my students 💖
  • I started making new art room placemats for each student 🎨 I’m making a collage on each one filled with information for students to reference daily. I’m excited to see how they turn out! 💖
  • I’ve been a little behind in posting, but I’m excited to announce that I’m officially in my masters program at the Art of Education University! 🎓 I’m currently studying management in the art room and understanding creativity. I am SO excited...
  • Here are some more of these AMAZING in-progress art puzzles! 🧩 #francesdrakeartists
Welcome to the Frances Drake Art Room!

Here you can find information about what goes on in our creative space, view student artwork, and hear about upcoming events.

Thank you for visiting!


3 months ago

Welcome artists! 


Meet the Art Teacher...

Hello! My name is Taylor- student’s call me Ms. Penning (also, “Ms.Penny”). 

I was born and raised in Leominster. I love this town and am incredibly happy to teach my favorite subject in such a wonderful school. 

I graduated from UMass Dartmouth and studied Fine Art, Art Education, and Art History. 

When I’m not teaching, I’m usually in my studio- drawing, painting, reading and watching films / listening to records with my two cats. 

My favorite artists are Frida Kahlo, Vincent Van Gogh, and Kehinde Wiley. 

Art Room Mantra 

I am positive. 

I am creative. 

I am mindful.

I am amazing.

I belong here.

I am an ARTIST.

How Art Unlocks Students’ Diverse Ablilities 

Knowledge + Creativity = Innovation 


10 Reasons Why Arts in Education Is so Important for Kids

By Taylor Penning

Donations List
Washable Markers
Construction Paper
Drawing paper
Hand Sanitizer
Sponges/Mr.Clean Magic Erasers
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Art Club Cancelation
Art Club is canceled for Tuesday February 12th, 2019 due to inclement weather. There will be a make-up meeting after vacation. Please drive home safely!